Quick Dutch Oven Bread Recipe


quick dutch oven bread

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Below is a quick and easy Dutch oven bread recipe which only has four ingredients! It includes an instructional video showing you how to prepare and cook this bread. 

Quick Dutch Oven Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (temperature 90˚-110˚F or 30˚-40˚C)

Preparation

Blend the yeast into the water and leave for 5 minutes. This will bring about a light froth on the water.

The foam indicates that the yeast has been activated. In a huge bowl, blend the flour and salt by hand and afterward make a well in the center. Empty the water yeast blend into the center.

Wet your hands before touching the mix to keep the blend from adhering to your fingers. At that point blend the mixture by hand. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl, on the off chance that it doesn’t, sprinkle in limited quantities of flour until it does.

When the mixture is bound, spread the batter and leave it for 1 ½ to 2 hours until it is double its original size.

When it has risen, check the mixture and jab a couple of openings in the dough. It ought to collapse now. You at that point need to overlay the batter once more, working from the outside into the middle.

When you are done, recover and leave for another 1 ½ to 2 hours.

When it has doubled. Gently flour a surface and place the dough ontop and begin to work the batter onto a ball by rolling and folding it a few times.

To finish the ball, catch the sides underneath so it is smooth at the top.

Put the dough in a dry bowl that has been covered with olive oil and flour. Cover and leave the dough for one more hour to rise.

In the interim, you will need to preheat the conventional oven to 450˚F/230˚C and put the Dutch oven (seasoned not enamel) inside for 45 minutes.

Remove the Dutch after 1 hour and remember to use oven mitts.  Then put uncooked loaf inside it. In the event that it is a solid metal Dutch oven that isn’t enameled, put some parchment paper on the bottom of the Dutch oven before.

Replace the lid and cook for 45 minutes altogether at 450˚F/230˚C. 15 minutes before the final cook time, take the lid off the Dutch oven. This will bring allow the crust of the loaf to brown and crisp up.

When the cooking time is finished remove from the Dutch oven then let the bread sit for 20 minutes before you cut it.

If you cut the bread before it cools enough it will be doughy on the inside.

You will be rewarded with patience.


Watch the video below for easy preparation and instructions.


quick dutch oven bread

Quick Dutch Oven Bread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Quick Dutch Oven Bread - 4 ingredients - patience

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (temperature 90˚-110˚F or 30˚-40˚C)

Instructions

    Blend the yeast into the water and leave for 5 minutes. This will bring about a light froth on the water.

    The foam indicates that the yeast has been activated. In a huge bowl, blend the flour and salt by hand and afterward make a well in the center. Empty the water yeast blend into the center.

    Wet your hands before touching the mix to keep the blend from adhering to your fingers. At that point blend the mixture by hand. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl, on the off chance that it doesn’t, sprinkle in limited quantities of flour until it does.

    When the mixture is bound, spread the batter and leave it for 1 ½ to 2 hours until it is double its original size.

    When it has risen, check the mixture and jab a couple of openings in the dough. It ought to collapse now. You at that point need to overlay the batter once more, working from the outside into the middle.

    When you are done, recover and leave for another 1 ½ to 2 hours.

    When it has doubled. Gently flour a surface and place the dough ontop and begin to work the batter onto a ball by rolling and folding it a few times.

    To finish the ball, catch the sides underneath so it is smooth at the top.

    Put the dough in a dry bowl that has been covered with olive oil and flour. Cover and leave the dough for one more hour to rise.

    In the interim, you will need to preheat the conventional oven to 450˚F/230˚C and put the Dutch oven (seasoned not enamel) inside for 45 minutes.

    Remove the Dutch after 1 hour and remember to use oven mitts. Then put uncooked loaf inside it. In the event that it is a solid metal Dutch oven that isn’t enameled, put some parchment paper on the bottom of the Dutch oven before.

    Replace the lid and cook for 45 minutes altogether at 450˚F/230˚C. 15 minutes before the final cook time, take the lid off the Dutch oven. This will bring allow the crust of the loaf to brown and crisp up.

    When the cooking time is finished remove from the Dutch oven then let the bread sit for 20 minutes before you cut it.

    If you cut the bread before it cools enough it will be doughy on the inside.

Notes

You will be rewarded with patience.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSugar: 0g

Nutritional details are calculated from the ingredients used in this recipe. You should calculate nutritional values based on ingredients you have access to.

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